AT&T TV Review - Live TV Streaming Service

AT&T TV

AT&T TV is streaming version of the DIRECTV service with 4 plans starting at $60 a month.

The Entertainment ($60) plan includes local channels and 34 of the top 35 cable channels. AT&T TV Choice ($65) plan adds your local RSN, OWN, Travel Channel, and College Sports Networks like BTN and SEC Network.

The more expensive AT&T TV Xtra plan adds Fox Sports 2, NBA TV, NHL Network, Golf Channel, Lifetime Movie Channel, and additional Discovery Networks, while the Ultimate plan adds a few Spanish-Language networks like ESPN Deportes and El Rey.

$60 Entertainment

  • 70 Channels
  • Local Channels
  • 34 of Top 35 Cable Channels
  • Sports Channels
    • Major Channels: 6
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$65 Choice

  • 80 Channels
  • Local Channels
  • 35 of Top 35 Cable Channels
  • Sports Channels
    • Major Channels: 6
    • Includes RSNs
    • Pro Channels: 1
    • College Networks: 3
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$75 Xtra

  • 100 Channels
  • Local Channels
  • 35 of Top 35 Cable Channels
  • Sports Channels
    • Major Channels: 7
    • Includes RSNs
    • Pro Channels: 3
    • College Networks: 4
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$80 Ultimate

  • 120 Channels
  • Local Channels
  • 35 of Top 35 Cable Channels
  • Sports Channels
    • Major Channels: 7
    • Includes RSNs
    • Pro Channels: 3
    • College Networks: 4
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Unlike Live TV Streaming Services, AT&T TV requires a 2-year contract and will increase $15-30 a month in your second year.

All four plans also include their 500 Hour DVR and the ability to stream across a wide variety of devices like Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and your Computer. You will also get a AT&T TV Android TV box included in your service, but you can add an additional box for $10 a month (or $120 to buy it outright).

Features

Cloud DVR

500 hrs

90 days

3 Device Streams

Watch on up to 3 devices at the same time.

On Demand

Most channels have on demand content.

TV Everywhere Apps

App logins provided for up to 37 apps.

Parental Controls

Only available on Apple TV & iOS

Tech Specs

HD Video

720p / 1080p
60 fps
Stereo / Surround

Streaming Reliability

Average

On Demand Reliability

Below Average

Live Delay

20 seconds

Channel Switching

2.5 seconds

Optional Add-Ons

Cinemax

$11

HBO

$15

Showtime

$11

Starz

$11

Channels

Local Channels

All AT&T TV plans offer the same set of local channels, including CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, and Telemundo. Live local channels are available only in certain markets. However, on demand content is available in all areas the following day.

“Entertain.” “Choice” “Xtra” “Ultimate”
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$60 $65 $75 $80
ABC
CBS
Fox
NBC
Telemundo
The CW
Univision
Local Channel Restrictions

You can only access local channels and regional sports networks when you are in your home market. For example, if you live in San Francisco and travel to New York, you will not be able to stream any local channels or RSNs.

Top Cable Channels

The top 35 cable channels are listed below. For a list of channels in each tier, look at AT&T TV’s full channel lineup.

“Entertain.” “Choice” “Xtra” “Ultimate”
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$60 $65 $75 $80
A&E
AMC
BET
Bravo
Cartoon Network
CNN
Comedy Central
Discovery
Disney Channel
Disney Junior
E!
ESPN
Food Network
Fox News
Freeform
FX
FXX
Hallmark
HGTV
History
Investigation Discovery
Lifetime
MSNBC
MTV
Nickelodeon
Paramount Network
Syfy
TBS
TLC
TNT
Travel Channel -
truTV
USA Network
VH1
WE tv

Sports Channels

National Sports Channels

Across all tiers AT&T TV includes national sports channels like ESPN, FS1, NBCSN, TBS, and TNT.

“Entertain.” “Choice” “Xtra” “Ultimate”
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$60 $65 $75 $80
ESPN
ESPN2
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 2 - -
NBC Sports Network
TBS
TNT

Regional Sports Networks (RSNs)

You will need to upgrade to at least the $65 Choice plan to get access to regional sports networks (RSNs), which are generally from Fox and NBC/Comcast.

“Entertain.” “Choice” “Xtra” “Ultimate”
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$60 $65 $75 $80
Altitude - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Southwest - - - -
Fox Sports Arizona -
Fox Sports Carolinas - - - -
Fox Sports Detroit -
Fox Sports Florida -
Fox Sports Indiana - - - -
Fox Sports Kansas City - - - -
Fox Sports Midwest -
Fox Sports New Orleans - - - -
Fox Sports North -
Fox Sports Ohio -
Fox Sports Oklahoma -
Fox Sports Prime Ticket -
Fox Sports San Diego -
Fox Sports South -
Fox Sports Southeast -
Fox Sports Southwest -
Fox Sports Sun -
Fox Sports Tennessee - - - -
Fox Sports West -
Fox Sports Wisconsin -
LA FC Sports Network - - - -
Longhorn Network - - - -
MASN - - - -
MASN2 - - - -
MSG -
MSG+ -
NBC Sports Bay Area -
NBC Sports Boston -
NBC Sports California -
NBC Sports Chicago -
NBC Sports Northwest - - - -
NBC Sports Philadelphia - - - -
NBC Sports Philadelphia+ - - - -
NBC Sports Washington -
NBC Sports Washington+ - - - -
NESN - - - -
Orlando City SC Sports Network - - - -
Root Sports Northwest - - - -
Seattle Sounders Sports Network - - - -
Spectrum SportsNet - - - -
Spectrum SportsNet LA - - - -
SportsNet NY -
SportsTime Ohio - - - -
YES Network -

Pro Sports

Unlike DIRECTV’s satellite service, the AT&T TV streaming service does not offer pro sports networks including NFL Network, NFL Sunday Ticket, or RedZone Channel.

“Entertain.” “Choice” “Xtra” “Ultimate”
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$60 $65 $75 $80
MLB Network -
NBA TV - -
NFL Network - - - -
NFL RedZone - - - -
NHL Network - -

College Sports

Big Ten Network, ESPNU, and SEC Network are available starting with the $65 AT&T TV Choice plan. The service does not offer Pac-12 Network.

“Entertain.” “Choice” “Xtra” “Ultimate”
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$60 $65 $75 $80
ACC Network - - - -
ACC Network Extra - - - -
Big Ten Network -
CBS Sports Network - -
ESPNU -
Fox College Sports - - - -
Longhorn Network - - - -
Pac-12 Network - - - -
SEC Network -

Other Sports Channels

ESPNEWS, Golf Channel, and the Olympic Channel are available on the $75 AT&T TV Xtra plan.

“Entertain.” “Choice” “Xtra” “Ultimate”
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$60 $65 $75 $80
beIN Sports - - - -
Eleven Sports - - - -
ESPNEWS -
Fox Soccer Plus - - - -
Golf Channel - -
Olympic Channel - -
Tennis Channel -

Premium Channels

You can add HBO ($15), Cinemax ($11), Showtime ($11), and STARZ ($11) to any of the plans. New subscribers will get free access to all four premium networks for 3 months.

“Entertain.” “Choice” “Xtra” “Ultimate”
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$60 $65 $75 $80
Cinemax ^ $11 ^ $11 ^ $11 ^ $11
EPIX - - - -
HBO ^ $15 ^ $15 ^ $15 ^ $15
Showtime ^ $11 ^ $11 ^ $11 ^ $11
Starz ^ $11 ^ $11 ^ $11 ^ $11

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